Gastric adenocarcinoma secondary to Hodgkin's disease treatment

El Omri, H.; Sriha, B.; Kraiem, I.; Youssef, Y.B.; Skouri, H.; Korbi, S.; Ennabli, S.

La Tunisie Medicale 79(4): 253-256


ISSN/ISBN: 0041-4131
PMID: 11515488
Document Number: 6839
Second malignant neoplasms are a major cause of late morbidity and mortality following treatment for Hodgkin's disease. Gastric carcinoma belong to the rare secondary malignancies induced by radiation-therapy and it is associated with a poor prognosis. We report a patient treated for Hodgkin's disease by 6 ABVD and total lymphoid radiation therapy, who developed a gastric carcinoma 9 years after completing treatment. Our case fits the criteria for radiation induced malignancies reported from the literature: recommendations are presented for both prevention and early detection of the tumours we recommend a strict follow-up for patients treated for HD to detect second cancers.

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Gastric adenocarcinoma secondary to Hodgkin's disease treatment